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Key Findings from the AFCOM Leaders Labs Whitepapers
Download the executive summary for the latest data center research.
An AFCOM LEADERS LAB is a think tank comprised of data center professionals across the United States who explore solutions and develop responses to the most critical issues facing data centers today. Download this year’s exclusive Executive Summary, which highlights one of the top trending data center topics today!
Toward a Framework for Data Center Sustainability
A dozen of the industry's greatest minds attended an AFCOM Leaders Lab workshop during Data Center World 2022 to peer-review and validate a framework designed to quantify and simplify data center sustainability.
These handpicked senior data center practitioners were tasked with thinking about best practices for sustainability across four key categories: airflow management, electrical systems, mechanical systems, and processes. Their ideas and suggestions were then compared to a framework that the Data Center Efficiency Evolution Program (DEEP) team had developed over the past 18 months. Adjustments and additions were made as needed based on the group's input, resulting in a new industry standard for data center sustainability.
This paper discusses the framework that the collaboration generated and the industry drivers that led to the need for such a framework.